How to Enter

In order to enter produce into the show you must complete an Entry Form which can either be downloaded here or obtained directly from the Show Secretary, Marion Mulley whose details are listed below.

Once completed, all Entry Forms must reach the Show Secretary on or before Monday 3rd July 2017.

Entry Forms can be submitted either by email as an attachment to marion.mulley@btinternet.com or by post to the address as listed below.

Marion Mulley, Flat 6, The Oasts, London Road, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 9PS

For help completing your Entry Form or for any other enquiries please telephone Marion on 07753 463403.

Competitors Guide

1.  Exhibitors should study closely the Show Schedule and observe the rules laid down.

2.  Baskets are provided by the Show Committee to afford equality of opportunity for exhibitors and to enhance the orderly appearance of the Show.

3.  Fruit should be somewhat above average size for the variety but mere size is not preferable to quality, colour and condition.

4.  Fruit should be sufficiently mature to show the full colour of the variety ie, just approaching full ripeness.  It is appreciated that early varieties may be fully ripe and late varieties somewhat under-ripe at the date of Show.

5.  Individual containers should appear well filled to exhibit the contents to the best advantage.  Generally, the fruit should be well up to the rim of the container.  Because no one design of basket or punnet suits equally every size of fruit, a little over-filling will not be penalised if one layer less of fruit would make the package appear under-filled.

6.  In Classes for collections, an entry with a larger number of varieties will not be preferred by the Judges unless equal or superior in other respects to one with smaller number.

7.  For the awards of the medals, presented by the Fruiterers’ Company, to the exhibit showing the greatest merit in the Cherry Classes and in the Soft Fruit Classes respectively, the Judges will take into account any difficulties of production in the current season.

8.  GENERAL REMARKS

The Judges look for the following characteristics in the various fruits:

CHERRIES:

Large size; brilliant colour; uniformity; un-shrivelled stalks; good condition; freedom from bruise; free from abrasion and blemish.

STRAWBERRIES:

Large size; good condition; brightness and freshness; uniformity; freedom from blemish.

GOOSEBERRIES:

Large size; freshness; colour good for the variety; uniformity; freedom from blemish.

BLACKCURRANTS:

Bunches, length according to variety and berries large for the variety; strigs with full complement of berries.

REDCURRANTS:

As for Blacks except bright red colour.

RASPBERRIES:

On short strig; large for the variety; uniformity; good colour and condition; freedom from bruise and blemish.

PLUMS:

Plums should be natural and not polished.

LOGANBERRIES:

On short strig; large size; good condition; uniformity; good  colour; freedom from bruise or blemish.

MARKET PACK:

JUDGES WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO DEDUCT MARKS FOR THE USE OF FOREIGN CONTAINERS.

Points Detail

Points            Market Pack Classes                                            Maximum Marks

1                    Weight, Packing, Presentation & Container             25

2                    Marketable Variety & Edibility                                  20

3                    Size                                                                         15

4                    Colour                                                                     15

5                    Condition & Stalk Wither (other than Raspberry)    15

6                    Bruise and blemish                                                 10

TOTAL:                                                                                         100

FOOD SAFETY ACT

As the Exhibited Fruit is Sold, all Exhibitors must take necessary precautions to comply with the Food Safety Act.

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